Integrative medical researcher and consultant Dawn Stranges will share her ideas about “energy medicine” during two lectures of SUNY Cortland’s Spring 2010 “Wellness Wednesday" series, on Feb. 10 and Feb. 17.
Stranges, who has a doctorate in trans-cultural studies: energy medicine from Akamai University in Hilo, Hawaii, will begin both talks at 7 p.m. in Corey Union Exhibition Lounge. The presentations are free and open to the public.
On Feb. 10, Stranges will discuss “Meditation and Visualization” and will lead participants as they strive to experience several forms of meditation and visualization that can be used to reverse stress, increase performance and gain insight. On Feb. 17, she will discuss “Mind-Body Medicine” and demonstrate to participants how to harness the power of the mind to heal one’s life and body.
Stranges, who has researched and offered wellness consulting and training since 1988, currently practices in Cortland, N.Y. She has traveled the world collecting self-healing techniques to help heal the “Stressed West.” She is a strong proponent of various forms of “energy medicine.”
“Research has shown these to be helpful in reducing stress, addictive behavior, pain, symptoms of neurological malfunction, anxiety, depression, symptoms of cancer and its treatment and post-traumatic stress syndrome,” she said. “Resolution of such symptoms reestablishes wellness and enhances satisfaction with life.”
Stranges has learned many healing methods, including therapeutic touch, Reiki, Shamanism, Tai Chi Chih and Eastern models of healing such as Tibetan, Thai, Indian and Chinese methods. She is certified and trained in several types of novel biofeedback healing tools. A meditation and imagery instructor, she trained in Thai Buddhist meditation in residence in Thailand. Stranges has designed several integrative medicine hospital transition programs and presented wellness classes and workshops in New York state and Virginia, Oklahoma, England and Canada.
She has presented conference papers and is the author of two published motivational and healing books, Friendly Advice from the Universe and The Five Loves.
A past integrative health department board member of the Clifton Springs (N.Y.) Hospital, she helped guide the integration of “The Springs of Clifton” Natural Health Center into the hospital.
Stranges aided a professor in presenting trauma theory and expressive therapies to counselors in a war setting. She has presented European models of trauma-illness diagnostics and therapies and lectured to health care professionals on how trauma is translated to mental, emotion and physical illness with a focus on reversing many maladies.
Stranges earned a Master of Science in Consciousness and Bioelectric Healing Therapies from Greenwich University in the U.K., and a Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology from Cornell University.
The “Wellness Wednesday” series this spring focuses on speakers, exhibits, self-help workshops and other programs intended to encourage campus and community members to try something new for their health. Sponsored by the Health Promotion Office and the Student Development Center, the series takes place each Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, unless otherwise noted. The events are free and open to the public.
For more information on Stranges’ lectures, contact her at (585) 465-1460 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the series or accommodation to attend an event, contact Catherine Smith, the College’s health educator, in Van Hoesen Hall, Room B-1, or at (607) 753-2066.